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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 10, 2009 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

i am with Tell on this - although not perfect, the sound from my iPod is super considering what the little machine really is. Ive got almost 100 gigabytes on mine and dont leave home without it :)

many of them have an "equalizer" in them - make sure the setting is correct for the type of music you are listening to - it can make a HUGE difference.

and like others have mentioned - it also depends upon how the signal is actually getting to your car speakers.

Good luck and dont give up on that little miracle device

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Poster: spacedface Date: Dec 10, 2009 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

And best EQ settings vary by show version.

Any iPod without a hard drive should be stereophile capable. I listened to $200 earphones at Macworld SF and you can distinctly hear the difference between headphones.

You could also try data CDs with mp3, if you're having trouble with connection. I don't like the way iTunes and WiMP make mp3 CDs.

For missing metadata, I think someone's out of luck. You can use iTunes to managed music metadata totally apart from any iPod. If you're on the Mac OS, there may be hope of using Applescripts to patch your song names. I'm on Windows and have to do this manually. Does anyone know an app for that?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 10, 2009 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

"And best EQ settings vary by show version."

aint that the truth!! never mind shuffling between jazz, blues, GD, and (ie) Alice in Chains. Ah well, such is life :)

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Poster: drspark61 Date: Dec 11, 2009 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

Using a data CD with mp3s is a good option, albeit not as user friendly as playing the music from an iPod or other device. Most modern aftermarket car sound systems support mp3 CDs, and you can fit 8-10 hours of music on a disc depending on the encode rate.